As the music industry reels from the physical and economic effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it's hard not to think about what may be in store for the future of live music. How will the pandemic affect the ways that labels interface with promoters, agents, and live-streaming outlets to get their artists in front of audiences? How will labels evaluate an artist’s touring potential when considering the artist for signing, and how has the pandemic affected that evaluation? Join the Berklee alumni community for a candid conversation featuring Berklee faculty and industry leaders about the "new normal" for music and live entertainment.
Jeff Dorenfeld, Professor, Music Business/Management Department; Founding Managing Director, Berklee Popular Music Institute
Don Gorder, Chair, Music Business/Management Department
Meet the Panelists
Meagan Fair B.M. ‘15, Emcee Artist Management
Meagan Fair works at Emcee Artist Management, where she oversees album production, publishing, touring, accounting, merchandise, and social media for artists such as Medeski Martin & Wood, Natalie Merchant, Nels Cline, and the Wood Brothers. She has supported the release of two Grammy-nominated records, and coordinated charitable initiatives on behalf of artists to benefit Thistle Farms, the Middle Tennessee Community Fund, and Melodic Caring.
Joe Mott ‘07, Creative Artists Agency
Joe Mott is a music touring agent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in Los Angeles, where he oversees the booking for Sammy Hagar, Asking Alexandria, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, and Mudvayne. In 2019, he booked tours for ZZ Top, the Doobie Brothers, Chris Isaak, Adam Lambert, and Earth, Wind & Fire. Prior to working at CAA, he worked as an assistant at Live Nation for the House of Blues chain and as a booking coordinator at Venue Coalition.
John Doelp ‘79, Sony
John Doelp has worked at all levels of the music industry as a performer, arranger, producer, and record company executive. Currently, he is senior vice president of A&R operations at Columbia Records, where he works with artists such as John Legend, Frankie J, and Ricky Martin. In addition to being a Berklee alumnus, Doelp earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and social psychology from Hartwick College and a master's degree in arts and business administration from Columbia University.